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Rock climbing Intro weekend

Central Switzerland & Chamonix

A three day introduction course on rock for people who want to discover rock climbing and want to learn the basics. This course is also a gateway to all other alpine activities.

No previous experience is required to join this course. During the course you will learn a lot of new knowledge in stunning learning environment.

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Content

The course teach the participant to manage a set of techniques to safely and effectively move in vertical rock terrain together with another rope-team partner. During the course we will go through various relevant procedures and techniques for single-pitch and multi-pitch climbing. After the course the participant will be able to manage following techniques and procedurs:

  • Equipment
  • Techniques for climbing
  • Belaying
  • Communication signals & rope-team collaboration
  • Anchor systems
  • Placing natural gear
  • Rappeling & multiple rappels

Among many other things, this course follows the norms set up by Swedish Climbing Federation regarding to the content of basic Rock climbing Course(2days).

Program

Central Switzerland has many different areas for high quality granite rock-climbing. Meet up point will be in Engelberg. From here we have various alternatives; Sustenpass, Furkapass, Ticino or Engelberg to name a few. However this example program contains a three day weekend in the “capital of alpinism” Chamonix.

Day 1

Climbing on les Gaillands crag near centre of Chamonix. Working on rope management, climbing techniques, single-pitch procedurs and rappelling. Spending the night in Chamonix.

Day 2

Multi-pitch climbing at la Flégère. We climb to summit of Aiguille de l’Index by the Southeast ridge. Fantastic rock-climbing with view over the whole Mont Blanc massif. Back in Chamonix in the afternoon.

Day 3

After early breakfast we drive through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Italy. We climb amazing 300m high slabs in the beautiful area of Machaby, Aosta valley. At the top we enjoy it Italien coffee and home made ice-cream. A perfect way to finish a great weekend.

We are happy to arrange this course all days during the week from May until late Oktober.

Please make a request about what, when and where and we will get back to you soon.

Level required

As for all alpine activities, good fitness. Beginners course in rock climbing. No previous climbing experiences is required.

Guide/Client ratio

1:2 For bigger groups please contact us.

Length

3days

Period

May-Oktober

Travel

Central alps Switzerland. Easy travel with train or car from Zürich. If the course is held in Chamonix the nearest airport is Geneva.

Assurance

The client needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.

Price 3 day program

1000CHF/person

Note

Expenses for the guide is not included in the daily fee(lifts, travel costs, lodging etc.)

Guide fee depends on
  • Type of activity and where
  • Course seriousness and difficulty
  • Course length (day tour or bivinights included)
  • If going alone or in a bigger group
  • If booking a single day or several days
  • High season or low season

The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.

Rock climbing equipment list

Below is a recommended checklist that may change depending on conditions. Please contact us if you need to rent anything of the list below.

Technical Equipment

Crampons, harness, ice-axe, helmet, mountain boots. This equipment might not be necessary if stay at low altitude areas.

Other Equipment
  • Climbing shoes, approach shoes & chalk bag
  • Backpack 25 liters
  • Headlamp & spare batteries
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Warm jacket
  • Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
  • Jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Trousers (wind and waterproof)
  • Gaiters, ankle high
  • Thin and warm gloves
  • Sunglasses

  • Water bottle 1 liter
  • Snacks, Bars
  • Blister kit: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs: If you sleep together in the dormitory at the mountain station and there is a lot of movement.
  • Sleeping sheet for the huts

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